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Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans
"Your tour begins when you pass through the French Quarter and travel past the mansions along Esplanade Avenue on your way to a stop in City Park where you can visit the Morning Call Cafe' for coffee and beignets or view the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. In addition you will see the Ninth Ward a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina. View the Garden District with it's vast mansions that line pristine boulevards the Warehouse District Faubourg Treme- one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the country dating back to the 1700's pass through the area formerly known as the American Sector
From $45.00
 
Haunted Cemetery Tour
"This walking tour will depart from P.J.'s Coffee House conveniently located at 630 Chartres Street in the historic Upper Pontalba Building just off Jackson Square. Your guide will lead you through the old French Quarter during the first half of the tour stopping at various historical locations to explain the unique history of New Orleans. You will learn about the history the hauntings and the unique burial practices that make St. Louis No. 1 so unique. After a leisurely 7-block stroll the tour will take a break at the Basin St. Visitor's Center
From $25.00
 
French Quarter History and Legends Tour
"Join us for a two hour morning history stroll through the French Quarter. We will walk the narrow streets of the oldest parts of the city visiting the longest surviving buildings and sharing the most interesting and most famous stories of our h the riverfront that was the lifeblood of the City and visit nationally recognized landmarks like Madame John’s Legacy Napoleon House Lafite’s Blacksmith Shop and more.  See the oldest buildings from the original French settlement built well before the American Revolution. Here a thriving colony existed creating a unique mix of French and Spanish architecture food from ingredients around the world
From $19.00

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Bad Neighborhoods

While I have seen many odd sights in NO, I have never been scared or worried for my safety. Follow general safety guidelines and you will have a positive experience. Festivals seem to attract giant...
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Crime

For New Years 2013 I was staying on North Rampart street mid section of the French Quarter with my 70 year old mother and 9 year old daughter. We stayed 4 days and roamed the French quarter at various...
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French Quarter

I came to New Orleans to live and the first week I was there, a friend (?) recommended I visit Louis Armstrong Park. I went into the park and there were about half a dozen big yellow school buses...
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Night Safety

My husband and I were born and raised in NOLA but moved (due to vocation) to Pensacola, FL in 1987. Since our kids are adults, we go back to NOLA at least 10 times a year (and stay downtown even...
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Betcha I Can Tell Ya Where Ya Got Dem Shoes

Unfortunately, New Orleans has a large number of homeless and/or seedy people who live in and around the tourist areas, and they like to harass tourists and locals alike. A common scam is to approach...
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Avoiding Tourist Hazards

The posting by this person is simply the most irresponsible "tip" I've ever seen. " I can't imagine any reasonable individual would want to risk their family's safety during what is supposed to be a...
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Cemeteries

The charming and resourceful locals were "hunting" tourists in St. Louis No. 1. They had a look out on the 2nd. floor of the Iberville Housing Project with a cell phone and binoculars. He would scan...
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Driving

The City of New Orleans is broke. Incompetence, corruption, and wholesale stupidity has placed the finances of this once great city in the toilet. The brain trust at City Hall, decided to install...
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Drinking

Drinking on Bourbon will be expensive, No doubt about it. Expect to spend at least 60 to 100 bucks in a 2 hour time period. A way to get around this is to get a backpack with an Ice cold 6 pack of...
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Pickpockets

go to the nearest hotel luxury if possible act is if you are staying there use the restroom there clean most of the time most of the hotels have lobby restrooms this being down the hallways or down...
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Get Arrested

"OPP" (Orleans Parish Prison) was just sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center for a variety of civil rights claims. The feds also just pulled all their inmates out because of "poor conditions."...
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Mardi Gras

If you’ve got to drain the main vain at Mardi Gras, you can just *** on the street. Hey, when in Rome do as the Romans! Watch out of cops though. If you’re not careful people will urinate right on...
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Weather Hazards

I rode out hurricanes Betsy, Camille and Katrina in New Orleans. I personally experienced the three worst natural disasters in the history of the state. (The eye of Betsy and the west wall of Katrina...
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Don't be stupid and you will be fine

Other people have already given good advice and warnings about what to avoid and what not to do in New Orleans, but I will follow quickly. If you are unfamiliar with the city, stick to the tourist...
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Jan 07, 2013

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8 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, United States
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621 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70140, United States
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Top Things to Do in New Orleans

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Bourbon Street

It seems like on Bourbon Street and also the French Quarter they have their own little money making scams going. Just be cautious. Don't walk around alone, use your common sense and you'll have a lot...
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Swamp Tours

A must do in New Orleans is to take a swamp tour into the bayous to spot alligators and other wildlife. We took Cajun pride swamp tour located about 25 miles west of New Orleans in fernier along lake...
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French Quarter

I've been to the French Quarter, surrounding areas & cemeteries many times since 2005 & have NEVER had any bad experience. I've also never had to pay a tour guide to take me to any of the...
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Jackson Square

Any direction you look, you will get a picturesque view. The statue is worth taking a picture or two (or five) of. Say hello to the carriage pulling donkeys. Stop and admire the street performers....
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Garden District

Weather you walk around on your own or take a tour .. this was interesting. The cemetery there wasn't open the day we went and it was our last day but enjoyed looking at the old mansions and their...
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National WW2 Museum

The WWII Museum is the best museum I've ever been too. It's interactive, it's beautifully done and it has amazing information. Plan nearly a full day if you want to go. I spent 3 hours just in the...
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"Two Visits - 54 Years Apart"
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"new orleans louisiana"
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"The Naughty Madame"
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"New Orleans-An Intriguing Visit to the Past"
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"Crescent City Comes Calling"
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